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Stop Giving Away Your Money

Oregon homeowners pay thousands of dollars to their utility companies each year. Over a decade, that adds up to tens of thousands of dollars.

Instead of paying an endless utility bill, investing in solar power can save you a huge amount of money. How would you use that money? A college fund? Home renovations? New car? Beach vacation?

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Now is the best time to go solar in Oregon

Thanks to a combination of federal solar incentives, state and local solar incentives, and historically low solar costs, it has never been cheaper to install solar panels in Oregon.

But don’t wait! Solar incentives are scheduled to decrease and disappear soon.

The federal government is offering a 26% tax credit on the entire cost of your solar project. But don’t wait, the tax credit decreases to 22% in 2021 and expires in 2022.

Oregon Solar Incentives Chart

Homeowners on Pacific General Electric (PGE) and Pacific Power can earn a $0.30 per Watt rebate for their solar install, with a maximum rebate of $2,400.
Solar Within Reach is a solar incentive program for income-eligible Oregon residents. Solar Within Reach is run by Energy Trust of Oregon and provides elevated incentive rates for households that meet certain income requirements.

Qualifying residents will receive a $1.50 per Watt discount on their solar installation, with a maximum discount of $9,000 per home.

To qualify for Solar Within Reach, homeowners must:

  • Be a Pacific Power or Portland General Electric customer
  • Have gross annual income at or below the income threshold for their household size (see chart below)
  • Work with a qualifying Solar Trade Ally Contractor, such as Green Ridge Solar.

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Solar + Storage is a rebate program run by the Oregon Department of Energy. The program makes solar and\\or battery installs more affordable for Oregon residents.

To qualify for the Solar + Storage Rebate, low-income or middle-income homeowners must be eligible for (not necessarily enrolled in) one of the following programs:

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Oregon Energy Assistance Program
  • Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program

Rebate rates for solar installs are determined based on income levels:

  • Low-income and middle-income residents: $1.80 per Watt (DC) of installed capacity, up to 60 percent of the net cost or $5,000, whichever is less
  • Non low-income or middle-income residents already eligible for a utility incentive: $0.20 per Watt (DC) of installed capacity, up to 40 percent of the net cost or $5,000, whichever is less
  • Non low-income or middle-income residents not eligible for a utility incentive: $0.50 per Watt (DC) of installed capacity, up to 40 percent of the net cost or $5,000, whichever is less

Note: The 26 percent Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is not considered a utility incentive.

Rebate rates for energy storage are as follows:

  • Low-income or middle-income residents: $300 per kilowatt hour of installed storage capacity, up to 60 percent of the net energy storage system cost or $2,500, whichever is less
  • Non low-income or middle-income residents: $300 per kilowatt hour of installed storage capacity, up to 40 percent of the net energy storage system cost or $2,500, whichever is less

Questions? Give us a call!

Lock In Energy Costs

When is the last time your energy rates went down? Probably never, right?

Utility rates in Oregon increase 5% every year on average. This cost inflation is constant and adds up to huge longterm costs.

With solar power, you can lock in your energy rates today and prevent costly future energy rate inflation.

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Does Solar Work In Oregon?

You bet solar works in Oregon! Take a look at the map comparing Germany’s solar capacity with Oregon’s. Germany is installing solar like crazy and having amazing success. Oregon gets even more solar than Germany.

With our free Oregon Solar Calculator, you can see if solar power makes sense for you and how much you could save with solar.

Why Nate Went Solar with Green Ridge Solar

Still have questions?

  • How much do solar panels cost?
  • Is solar power a good investment?
  • Will solar panels work on my home?
  • Is residential solar an option in my area?
  • How do I find professional solar installers?

 

We’ve Got Answers

Find answers to all your solar power questions at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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503-395-1943
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19450 SW Mohave Ct., Tualatin, Oregon 97062

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